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Yaremche has special urban structure, which includes 1 urban-type settlement and 5 enclave villages Mykulychyn, Tatariv, Polianytsia, Yablunytsia, Voronenko and Vorokhta.
According to the legend, Yaremche is named by Hutsul Yarema Hodovanets who was first to settle this territory. However there is another, philological approach to explaining the name of Yaremche, which appeals to the Turkish language.
In the 18th century, Yaremche was under Austrian administration in Crown land Galicia. After the end of the 1st World War, the city became a part of Poland. The pure healing air of this region was the reason to build in Yaremche a health resort, where tuberculosis diseases were treated. In the late 1920s, there were already 6,000 patients annually.
Because of its picturesque location in the Carpathians, Yaremche was named a "Pearl of the Carpathians".
In 1939 Yaremche was occupied by the Red Army. But already in 1941, after the German invasion of the Soviet Union became under German administration. Only in 1945 the town was conquered again by the Soviet Union, thus remained in the Ukrainian SSR. Consequently, since 1991 Yaremche is a part of independent Ukraine.
Nowadays, Yaremche is an important ski resort and well-known tourist center in the Carpathians. A huge number of resort centers, hotels and other recreational facilities here are at travelers disposal. The city thrives on tourism, so there are no large industrial enterprises in the city.
Another attraction of the region is the unique waterfall on the river Prut. Next to this waterfall is a beautiful, big market, where traditional Hutsuls clothing, jewelry, handmade dishes and colorful typical Hutsul carpets are traded. Among this huge variety of exceptional and traditional handmade stuff, you can be sure to bring home a great souvenir from Ukraine.
There also run a few traditional fests in Yaremche. The best-known among them are Hutsuls Christmas Festival "Rozkoliada" and "Hutsulian Berehynia" festival in July.